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Joystiq Weekly: Mario's links, socially conscious awards and a mobile hitman
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Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication….

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Facebook Dips a Toe Into the News Biz
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Facebook on Thursday announced FB Newswire, a site aggregating content from posts users put up on their pages that it will offer as a resource to journalists and newsrooms. The content will be curated by Irish firm Storyful, which News Corp., at the heart of a cellphone hacking scandal in the UK, purchased in December. […]

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Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT
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 WordPress maker Automattic’s acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for people to build websites without needing to know any code, or, in the words of co-founders  Cody Brown and Kate Ray, “a process for […]

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Habitable exoplanets are bad news for humanity
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Let’s hope it’s barren. NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler 186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler 186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone,” the distance from a star in which […]

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Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey
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Science no match for religion, politics, business interests A recent poll brings bad news for those who trust in scientific consensus: over half of Americans doubt the Big Bang theory of the inception of the universe, and about four out of ten doubt evolution, that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and that humans […]

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: flexible circuit boards, BMW i3 and the world's first urban algae canopy
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. When you think about transportation innovations, highways probably aren’t the first things that come to…

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Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0
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An anonymous reader writes “Yahoo is most known for its search, email, and news services. But its U.S. web presence is only part of its corporate portfolio. It also owns large stakes in Yahoo Japan and Alibaba (a web services company based in China). Yahoo Japan is publicly traded, and Alibaba is heading toward an […]

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YouTube’s Big Plan to Turn Its Stars Into Real Celebrities
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YouTube wants to be treated with the respect of a full-fledged television network. So it’s advertising on real television. Here’s why that’s good news for everyone.

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OnePlus One will cost under £290 / €350 in UK and Europe
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It’s just seven days until OnePlus launches its first Android flagship, but that hasn’t stopped the company drip-feeding news about the device. Surprisingly, the outfit promises that the unit will cost under £290 in the UK, €350 in Europe and…

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